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Forum: Scotland Dot C*m*on Inn 14th February 2011, 17:40
Replies: 735
Views: 59,414
Posted By Lianachan
Although I'm pretty sure that the universe is big...

Although I'm pretty sure that the universe is big enough to have intelligent life in it, and I personally think (from what I've seen on Earth) that if life manages to get a foothold on any...
Forum: Language 14th February 2011, 12:30
Replies: 185
Views: 88,223
Posted By Lianachan
I think Duthill must have misunderstood me or...

I think Duthill must have misunderstood me or something, I already explained it on the thread (http://www.scotland.com/forums/language/27542-request-proper-gaelic-spelling-phrasing-4.html), and...
Forum: Language 14th February 2011, 10:23
Replies: 185
Views: 88,223
Posted By Lianachan
This entire thread now appears to have become a...

This entire thread now appears to have become a place for three trolls to attack me, apparently with immunity from recent assurances about the the rules being enforced. Is anything to be done, or...
Forum: Genealogy 13th February 2011, 19:50
Replies: 23
Views: 5,051
Posted By Lianachan
The way things are looking, I'll be quitting this...

The way things are looking, I'll be quitting this place for good soon - so drop me a PM for my email address and suchlike if you'd care for any assistance I could provide (which, by the way, I am...
Forum: Language 13th February 2011, 18:50
Replies: 185
Views: 88,223
Posted By Lianachan
As I have said, the discussion was deflected onto...

As I have said, the discussion was deflected onto that particular word. The original point is that anti-Highland/Gael racism exists. This has been demonstrated even on this very thread. With...
Forum: Language 13th February 2011, 12:36
Replies: 185
Views: 88,223
Posted By Lianachan
The discussion was deflected into one about the...

The discussion was deflected into one about the offensiveness of one particular word, but that's really not what my point was at all. My point was that there is such a thing as anti-Highland/Gael...
Forum: Language 13th February 2011, 11:00
Replies: 185
Views: 88,223
Posted By Lianachan
I have demonstrably been treated badly on this...

I have demonstrably been treated badly on this thread, and others, and should not be expected just to do both of the ups (shut, and put).
Forum: Scottish Politics 12th February 2011, 18:58
Replies: 101
Views: 13,657
Posted By Lianachan
Except - I have heard talk of a wish for Cornish...

Except - I have heard talk of a wish for Cornish independence, and I know the Cornish flag and of it's language.
Forum: Scottish Politics 12th February 2011, 18:56
Replies: 101
Views: 13,657
Posted By Lianachan
Apart from pointing out the typing mistake (you...

Apart from pointing out the typing mistake (you put "Blair" instead of "Bliar"), I'd agree with all of that.
Forum: Language 12th February 2011, 11:44
Replies: 185
Views: 88,223
Posted By Lianachan
Given that, although I said thisI am, only a few...

Given that, although I said thisI am, only a few posts later, referred to as a(by the way, a very strange contribution to an argument against the existence of any anti-Highland/Gael abuse!) and given...
Forum: Scottish Politics 12th February 2011, 11:29
Replies: 101
Views: 13,657
Posted By Lianachan
Let's hear it then, and it had better be better...

Let's hear it then, and it had better be better than saying that everybody likes fish and chips, and that we all live on one island (which, by the way, isn't remotely true), bizarre references to Bob...
Forum: Genealogy 11th February 2011, 15:29
Replies: 23
Views: 5,051
Posted By Lianachan
Drop me a PM before you head up, and I'll assist...

Drop me a PM before you head up, and I'll assist if I can.
Forum: Language 11th February 2011, 15:16
Replies: 185
Views: 88,223
Posted By Lianachan
Again, depends on the context and individuals,...

Again, depends on the context and individuals, but ordinarily I'd say not. That was my point.


It's not "set in" any time, it's a non-fictional book - a history one. It explains, quite well,...
Forum: Language 11th February 2011, 15:00
Replies: 185
Views: 88,223
Posted By Lianachan
No, I didn't say any of those things. The phrase...

No, I didn't say any of those things. The phrase I used has very particular relevance here, and history, which I guess you're not aware of.
Forum: Language 11th February 2011, 14:12
Replies: 185
Views: 88,223
Posted By Lianachan
Exactly. It's the context and intent that is...

Exactly. It's the context and intent that is racist, whatever the word is doesn't matter. I am offended by uses of the word that carry derogatory undertones.

As for Highlanders using it -...
Forum: Language 11th February 2011, 13:43
Replies: 185
Views: 88,223
Posted By Lianachan
As I have repeatedly said, it's context...

As I have repeatedly said, it's context sensitive, and subjective. You know my view on it. If you call me it, you are being wilfully abusive, and intentionally offensive. You will fare better...
Forum: Language 11th February 2011, 13:28
Replies: 185
Views: 88,223
Posted By Lianachan
Not, if you know what "race" means, and how it...

Not, if you know what "race" means, and how it can apply to speakers of a language or members of a distinct culture.

Some people need to face the uncomfortable fact that they are racists, and...
Forum: Language 11th February 2011, 10:06
Replies: 185
Views: 88,223
Posted By Lianachan
It is racism. Those who stoop to it usually try...

It is racism. Those who stoop to it usually try to dodge the label, but they really are racists.

The Oxford English dictionary contains a definition of "racism" as:

prejudice, discrimination,...
Forum: History 11th February 2011, 01:45
Replies: 33
Views: 11,347
Posted By Lianachan
I'd like to see a film about Andrew de Moray, one...

I'd like to see a film about Andrew de Moray, one of the least appreciated characters in Scottish history. An accurate one, if possible! I don't think he's in Braveheart at all, which speaks...
Forum: Language 11th February 2011, 00:49
Replies: 185
Views: 88,223
Posted By Lianachan
I'm not saying if people should be offended by it...

I'm not saying if people should be offended by it or not, as of course that's no more up to me than it is to you. I am saying that some people are offended by it, and depending on context that often...
Forum: Language 10th February 2011, 23:50
Replies: 29
Views: 8,860
Posted By Lianachan
I've just finished proof reading a very...

I've just finished proof reading a very interesting paper about the history and place of Gaelic and Norse in Caithness, with suggestions as to the source of the (minority) hostility against the...
Forum: Scottish Politics 10th February 2011, 23:28
Replies: 101
Views: 13,657
Posted By Lianachan
I mean actual, academic and objective, history. ...

I mean actual, academic and objective, history.

But I agree, it is interesting. I do also enjoy climbing munros, although I'm not so fussed about stories of romance and Bonnie Prince Charlie.
Forum: Scottish Politics 10th February 2011, 21:53
Replies: 101
Views: 13,657
Posted By Lianachan
The perfect time to abandon ship. I'm not a...

The perfect time to abandon ship.
I'm not a huge SNP fan, but support that. I'm disgusted that the unionist parties united to stand in the way of democracy in that regard.

I'll skip over points...
Forum: Language 10th February 2011, 21:37
Replies: 185
Views: 88,223
Posted By Lianachan
Once again - you do not get to decide what other...

Once again - you do not get to decide what other people should or should not be offended by.
Nobody says it's rampant, just that it exists, and yes - it is racism.

If you can get your hands on...
Forum: Genealogy 10th February 2011, 21:34
Replies: 23
Views: 5,051
Posted By Lianachan
Nope, and it all depends on what tracks you beat....

Nope, and it all depends on what tracks you beat. I travel extensively all over the Highlands & Islands.
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